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  • Kevin McGrory and Lyn Ellwood were worthy recipients of Life Membership
  • Chermside Probus celebrated its 30th Anniversary on April 26. Guest Speaker was PSPL Chairman, Judith Maestracci. All 5 remaining Foundation members were present: Marie Long; Joy Barry; Dawn McDowell; Gwenda Wood and Noela Ellis
  • Christmas in July – Fox and Hounds Hotel, Wongawallan
  • 5day trip to Fraser Is, Kingfisher Bay Resort.
  • Past Presidents Day 5th September, 2022


  • Bus to the South Bank Museum and GOMA to see the European Masterpiece Art Exhibition and Museum exhibits.
  • Christmas in July was a wonderful 3 day trip to Stanthorpe with the dinner being a Masquerade Party at the Granite Belt Brewery. Janet Brennan won the “winning mask” prize.
  • October 1 celebrated Probus Day with a Picnic. Albany Creek and Brisbane City Probus Clubs joined us. Probus Day Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Kevin McGrory, Claire Schultz and Essie Anderson as their service was what Probus stood for.
  • 90th Birthday cakes for Lindsay Ellwood and Helen Stapleton


  • Trip to Hervey Bay for a whale watching tour, visited the Historical Village, lots of sightseeing then on to Bundaberg, including a cruise on the Burnett River, visited the Gardens and Hinkler House and a day trip to 1770.
  • Christmas in July lunch at Canungra Hotel
  • Birthday cakes for our 90 year olds –Audrey Crisp, Marie Long, Val Macgregor and Essie Anderson.


  • 8 day trip to Lightning Ridge with 2 nights at St George, 3 in Lightning Ridge and 2 at Moree.
  • Christmas in July at the Mapleton Tavern
  • 2 of our interesting day trips were to the Kingaroy Kitchen and on the Byron Bay Solar Train.


  • Christmas in July at the Toogoolawah Hotel
  • October – Terranova tour to Gosford. Cruised on the Hawksbury River and Sydney Harbour. Visited the Hunter Valley Gardens.
  • Members donated IGA Gift cards to the Drought Angels Relief Fund


  • 25th Anniversary cake cut by Jack O’Brien at the April Meeting
  • Framed Certificate and photo presented to each Foundation Member
  • Club internet web site launched
  • Christmas-in-July celebration at Noosa                            
  • Major trip to NSW Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Sydney


  • Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
  • Christmas-in-July celebration at Boonah
  • Brian’s bus tour provided us with interesting and varied tours.
  • Christmas hampers donated to Downs and West Community Support


  • PAQ Friendship Day at Samford Showgrounds
  • “Bay of Islands” cruise on Moreton Bay
  • Visit to the Tramway Museum
  • Silent Movie at Pomona Majestic Theatre


  • Participated in the Esk Bush Bash and car rally from Brookside
  • Life Membership awarded to Noela Ellis for her outstanding contribution to our Club
  • Major trip-Murray River Cruise and Adelaide
  • Visit to the Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy at Tamrookum, just outside of Beaudesert
  • Christmas hampers donated to farmers in south west Queensland


  • Visited the Mounted Police Training Centre at Moggill
  • Major trip-Goondiwindi
  • Lilley Australia Day award presented to Noela Ellis for contribution to the community
  • Christmas-in-July at Goondiwindi
  • Sailed to the Spit, Gold Coast, then visited, the Outback Spectacular, Mt Tamborine and Sanctuary Cove
  • Members attended Rendezvous at Albury-Wodonga
  • Christmas hampers donated to farmers in south west Queensland
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Samford


  • 20th Birthday celebrations at Geebung / Zillmere RSL Club. Attended by 23 or the original 87 members
  • Participated in the Esk Bush Bash
  • Probus Association of Queensland 20th Birthday lunch at the Convention Centre
  • Aspley Achiever Award in the category of “Environment & Well Being” presented to Von Pascoe
  • Christmas-in-July at Samford Bowls Club
  • Major trip-Tasmania
  • Explored the Brisbane River on M.V. Lady Brisbane
  • Tribute book commenced
  • Apple and Grape Festival Stanthorpe
  • Members attended Rendezvous at Christchurch
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Rocklea


  • OBE Certificates presented to 25 active 80 year old members
  • Inaugural President & Past Presidents Luncheon held at Geebung RSL
  • Major trip-Macksville
  • Members attended Probus Rendezvous at Barossa
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Samford-Chermside Probus shared the planning and co-hosted the Friendship Day and won the Shield for the Best Poster, painted by our own Gwladys Doyle


  • Jack and Shirl O’Brien celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in August
  • Major trip-Cruise to Cairns / Port Douglas on the Pacific Dawn
  • Attended Rendezvous in Darwin
  • Christmas-in-July celebration at Tarampa Hotel
  • Inaugural Queensland Day Breakfast at Geebung/Zillmere RSL club
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Samford


  • Life Membership awarded to Ern & Ailsa Martin, for involvement in all aspects of our Club
  • River cruise from Seventeen Mile Rocks to the Gateway Bridge on the MV ‘Lady Brisbane’
  • Major trip-South Pacific Island Cruise on the Pacific Star
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Carina


  • Life Membership awarded to Club Auditor, Kel Clarkson
  • President John Lakey presented Neville Carnegie with an ‘Outstanding Service Award’ in recognition of his 20 years contribution to Probus
  • Lenore Robinson had her short stories ‘An Airport Rendezvous’ and ‘Thoughts of Rescue’ published in the Probus magazine
  • Visit to Strathgordon Clydesdales at Woodford
  • Major trip-Tilt Train to Mackay / Airlie Beach
  • Christmas hamper donations to the Salvation Army for the next 5 years
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Glasshouse Mountains


  • 15th Anniversary Luncheon at Chermside Bowls Club. Special Guest was inaugural President Les Wyer
  • Morag Hutton has Children’s Book ‘Dangerous Exodus’ published
  • Gwladys Doyle is recognised as an Artist & Jewellery maker in local newspaper
  • Mary Lakey recognised for her efforts in raising funds for ovarian cancer research
  • State MP, Bonny Barry Volunteer Awards presented to:
  • Keith Forsyth for Coaching Under-Achievers in Mathematics at Aspley High School;
  • Ern & Ailsa Martin for 10 years service as Convenors of Arts & Crafts Show at Aspley Uniting Church.
  • Sweepstakes commenced by Ted Mantell          
  • Club purchased a lapel microphone for use by Guest Speakers
  • Major trip-Canberra Floriade and Snowy Mountains
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Bundamba


  • Hosted Ecumenical Service at St Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Major trip-Fraser Island and South Burnett
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Beaudesert


  • Dawn Horrocks has her book ‘Dad’s Wish’ published
  • Brisbane Bus Lines donated a Digital Camera to our club
  • Major trip-Capricorn Coast / Great Keppel Island
  • Members on the 6 day trip to Capricorn Coast
  • All members received a Chermside Probus Cap or Sun Visor
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Cleveland


  • Obtained a State Government Grant to purchase a Public Address System for use at meetings
  • Major trip-Forster / Tuncurry
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Caloundra


  • New plastic Name Badges introduced
  • Chermside Probus Club banner purchased
  • Graham Kelly donated a Bell for use at meetings
  • Annual Trivia Quiz
  • Major trip-Blue Mountains
  • November 2003 there were 2,121 Probus Clubs in Australia and New Zealand


  • 10th Anniversary Dinner – Bob Gillespie from Queensland Probus and Doug Morton from Chermside Rotary were guests
  • Major trip-Ritz Rail (South)
  • Alex Anderson received the honour of being named “Grandfather of the Year”
  • Volunteered on the Prince Charles Hospital Ice Cream Stall at the EKKA for the next 11 years


  • Major trip-Toowoomba /Stanthorpe
  • Day trips to Kingston Butter Factory, Mt Cotton Rainforest Gardens and Buderim Ginger Factory


  • Amberley trip
  • Major trip-Dalby. Visited the Miles Historical Village, Bunya Mountains and toured a cattle sale and a piggery!
  • PAQ Friendship Day at Doomben Racecourse
  • Day trips to South Stradbroke Island and Mooloolaba River Cruise


  • Received a grant from Gaming Machine Benefits Fund to purchase a laptop computer
  • Brisbane Bus Line provided a bus with an elevator to assist wheelchair bound members
  • Major trip-Glen Innes


  • Muriel Amies and Alex Anderson each received Lilley Australia Day Awards in recognition of their service to the community
  • Major trip-Bundaberg and Hervey Bay


  • Major trip-Coffs Harbour
  • Tom Packer received the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award
  • “Candlelight Supper with Hyacinth” at Emmanuel mansions, Enoggera


  • Knitters made many squares to sew together for “Wraps with Love” which were then sent to PSPL, for distribution to needy people all over the world.
  • Major trip-Happy Valley Resort, Stanthorpe
  • President Esme Keily introduced the Lucky Number Prize for members attending Meetings


  • Joined the Probus Association of Queensland
  • Major trip-South West Rocks
  • Bill McNamara got a “hole-in-one” at his regular golf day
  • Trips to Boonah, Beenleigh and Bay Cruise


  • Life Membership bestowed on Inaugural President Les Wyer
  • Trip to Cleveland and Science Centre
  • Ten pin bowling commenced
  • Major trip-Fraser Island
  • Christmas party at Virginia Golf Club


  • Club was incorporated on 29th January 1993
  • Meeting venue changed to Geebung/Zillmere RSL Club in September 1993
  • Major trip-Stanthorpe and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort
  • Walking group began


  • Alan Ward (Rotary) convened a meeting at the Aspley Bowls Club on the 25th February 1992 to discuss a Chermside Probus Club formation
  • First Club meeting was held on 28th April 1992
  • 80 Probus Clubs from around Australia and New Zealand attended Friendship Day hosted by the Gold Coast clubs at Cascade Gardens
  • Major trip-Stanthorpe
  • Club held a combined Christmas Party with the Wavell Probus Club.